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Scheduled Game: @Calgary*


Trinity Western202« FINAL


Game Date: 10/30/2011Location: Calgary, AB
Game Time: 12:00 pmAttendance: 176
Referee: Kim Skow, Asst. Referee: Rob Wenn, Seb Riechters, Alt. Official: William Buchanan
Trinity WesternCalgary
Goal Scorer(s)Nikki Wright (19) - 19:27
Colleen Webber (8) - 29:29
Tessa Miller (7) - 2:55
Total Goals Scored21
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target62
Total Shots93
Corner Kicks42
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards02
Other Fouls75
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90111,0
2Nikki Byrne900/00/00
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
5Daniela Gerig370/02/00
6Jenna Di Nunzio750/01/10
8Colleen Webber*900/01/11
9Natalie Boyd900/00/00
10Melissa Mobilio880/01/00
19Nikki Wright*900/03/31
21Jennifer Castillo900/00/00
24Alexi Foster400/00/00
12Tessa Meyer500/01/10
15Sarah-Kim Bergeron430/00/00
17Caitlin Haines20/00/00
18Melissa Horahan250/00/00
1Kristen Barton (GK)90240,4
3Robyn Dutton820/01/10
4Vanessa Graham450/00/00
7Tessa Miller*900/01/11
9Caitlin Milne900/00/00
10Saaraa Premji902/00/00
11Andrea Nania610/00/00
16Sarah Benson900/00/00
18Jacklyn Hunter900/00/00
21Tina Basi820/01/00
22Deanna Fidler610/00/00
5Lauren Deeks290/00/00
8Robyn Erhardt290/00/00
12Katrina Strauss80/00/00
14Katherine Lowey450/00/00
15Victoria Moretti80/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




– The Trinity Western Spartans women’s soccer team proved why it is at the top of the Canada West table Saturday afternoon in Calgary as they defeated the University of Calgary Dinos 2-1 at the West Varsity Soccer Pitch in the final regular season contest for both teams.

“I’m pleased that we won as it is a testament to our players on how hard they have worked this season,” commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “We defended well and Calgary made it challenging for us and were always in the game. After we gave up the early goal we raised our intensity and increased out possession as the first half wore and we just kept chipping away.”

With the victory the Spartans extended their unbeaten streak to 13 matches and in doing so head into playoffs with a Canada West-best record of 12-1-1. By claiming top spot the nationally second-ranked Spartans won the right to host the Canada West Final Four championship next weekend.

“We accomplished a team goal to see if we could win the league and host Canada West. We will enjoy it for the rest of the day and then start to focus on the playoffs and the job ahead of us,” added Roxburgh.

Today’s match was the final match of the Dinos season, having been eliminated by virtue of their loss to UBC Saturday. The team finished off the season with a 6-5-3 record, three points out of a playoff spot.

Heading to TWU for the Canada West Final Four will be the second place University of British Columbia, the third place University of Alberta and the fourth place University of Victoria. The winners of Friday’s opening round matches will advance to Saturday’s gold medal match as well as earn a spot in the CIS national championship Nov. 10-13 at McGill University in Montreal.

In today’s match the Dinos got off to a quick lead in the match when forward Tessa Miller was able to beat Spartan ‘keeper Kristen Funk in the third minute of play. The goal was Miller ‘s sixth of the year, with Robyn Dutton grabbing the assist.

Seventeen minutes after the Miller goal Trinity Western tied it up with a Nikki Wright goal, assisted by Alexi Foster. The goal was Wright’s third on the 2011 campaign. From that point on in the game it was all Spartans, with the Spartans adding another goal at the 30th minute. The goal was scored when Colleen Webber connected on a corner kick pass from Jennifer Castillo, and snuck the ball past Dinos goalie Kristen Barton. The game winning goal was Webber’s second game winner of the season.

The Spartans dominated the second half of action, with four shots on goal in comparison to zero by the Dinos, and much of the ball possession in the half was in the Spartans’ favor. The Spartans could not manage to pad their lead however as Barton stymied Trinity Western’s offensive attack.

TWU keeper Kristen Funk earned her 12th win of the season by making one stop for the Spartans, while Calgary’s Kristen Barton made four saves in the Dinos loss.

Match Notes: TWU finished the afternoon outshooting Calgary nine to three in total shots and six to two in shots on goal… the Spartans had four corner kicks to the Dinos two…TWU was called for two offsides, while Calgary had one…the Spartans were in a “must win” situation to claim top spot as the UBC Thunderbirds ended the season two points behind TWU…

-source UofC sports information



Trinity Western Period: 1Calgary
Kristen Funk at goalie for Trinity Western.00:00
00:00Kristen Barton at goalie for Calgary.
Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig WIDE.02:36
02:55GOAL by CALGARY Tessa Miller (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Danielle Guidi.
Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig WIDE.10:16
Foul on Trinity Western.
11:23Corner kick by CALGARY [11:23].
Foul on Trinity Western.
12:25Corner kick by CALGARY [12:25].
TWUW substitution: Sarah-Kim Bergeron for Daniela Gerig.17:01
Foul on Calgary.
GOAL by TWUW Nikki Wright, Assist by Alexi Foster.19:27
Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio WIDE.22:39
24:44Offside against Calgary.
TWUW substitution: Tessa Meyer for Alexi Foster.27:15
Corner kick by TWUW [28:57].28:57
GOAL by TWUW Colleen Webber, Assist by Jennifer Castillo and Jenna Di Nunzio.29:29
Foul on Trinity Western.
39:25Shot by CALGARY Tina Basi WIDE.
Foul on Trinity Western.
42:55Shot by CALGARY Robyn Dutton, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Corner kick by TWUW [45:00].45:00
End of period [45:00].-END-45:00End of period [45:00].-END-
Trinity Western Period: 2Calgary
Start of 2nd period [45:00].45:00Start of 2nd period [45:00].
45:00CALGARY substitution: Katherine Lowey for Vanessa Graham.
TWUW substitution: Melissa Horahan for Sarah-Kim Bergeron.45:00
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Calgary.
Foul on Calgary.
Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio, SAVE Kristen Barton.51:49
Corner kick by TWUW [52:49].52:49
Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright, SAVE Kristen Barton.54:17
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Calgary.
60:31CALGARY substitution: Lauren Deeks for Deanna Fidler.
60:31CALGARY substitution: Robyn Erhardt for Andrea Nania.
TWUW substitution: Daniela Gerig for Melissa Horahan.70:18
72:39Yellow card on CALGARY Saaraa Premji.
72:47Yellow card on CALGARY Saaraa Premji.
Shot by TWUW Tessa Meyer, SAVE Kristen Barton.74:39
TWUW substitution: Sarah-Kim Bergeron for Jenna Di Nunzio.75:18
TWUW substitution: Alexi Foster for Tessa Meyer.77:11
Offside against Trinity Western.80:01
Foul on Trinity Western.
81:32CALGARY substitution: Katrina Strauss for Robyn Dutton.
81:32CALGARY substitution: Victoria Moretti for Tina Basi.
Foul on Calgary.
Offside against Trinity Western.85:33
TWUW substitution: Caitlin Haines for Melissa Mobilio.87:57
Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright, SAVE Kristen Barton.89:23
Corner kick by TWUW [89:54].89:54
End of period [90:00].-END-90:00End of period [90:00].-END-

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